March 2012


Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC   Secretary’s Report  March 2012


March 28th industrial action

A meeting of the involved unions will have been held by the next trades union council meeting and so full details of a Wolverhampton rally/demonstration will be available at the meeting on 15 March.


This month’s debate:  The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has just launched a new project to support and develop locally-based campaigns in a number of Black Country areas including Wolverhampton.  It aims to create networks around shared values and involve people who are upset, insecure or worried by cuts to their local services and create simple, targeted campaign actions to protect communities and neighbourhoods.  This project is coordinated by Zoe Parish and Rosa Crawford; who will be at ourmeeting on March 15th

What issues will the campaign focus on?  The TUC is deeply concerned by the impact of cuts on communities and local services.  This project is about finding out how these problems affect your community.  So they want to meet community groups, campaign organisations, and anyone who might share these concerns and might be interested in working together with them. 


Asbestos Awareness Seminar    Tuesday 20th March 2012

 Asbestos Support West Midlands is hosting a free seminar for trade union officers and health and safety representatives at 

PCS office at New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5UG

 between 11am and 2.30pm Lunch will be provided.   email



20 Branches that have affiliated for 2012: 

ASLEF, ATL, Community (Hall Palm), Community 17000, CWU (West Midlands), CWU (Wolverhampton), FBU, GMB X13,

NASUWT, NUT, PCS(West Mercia) , POA, UCATT, UNISON General, UNISON Police Staff, UNISON University,

UNITE 5/836, UNITE 5/998, UNITE 3210M, UNITE 0758M


2012 affiliation formshave been sent to branch secretaries

 7 still to re-affiliate: ASPECT, PCS (Midlands CPS), RMT, UCU City College, UCU University, UNITE-CYWU, UNITE 5/748

Sat. 31st March Morning Star Conference ‘For a Peoples Britain, not a Bankers Britain’, London


Wolverhampton Workers’ Memorial Day    21st annual commemoration

Saturday 28th April 12.30pm at the Cenotaph in front of the Civic Centre and St Peters’ church. WV1 1TS 


Tuesday 1st May 201218th annual Workers Day Wolverhampton

@Pegasus, Jackson St, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ from 7pm


TUC Chainmakers’ festival will take place on

Saturday June 9th2012 again at Bearmore Mound Playing Fields, Cradley Heath, B64 6DU.


Tolpuddle Martyr`s festival – Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July


Sunday 7th Octoberdemo @ Tory conference, central Birmingham organised by Midlands TUC





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